Kindred ‘Not Deterred’ by Gentiva Takeover Pushback

Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTIV) adopted a new shareholder rights plan May 23 following the company’s rejection of a proposal by Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:KND) to acquire Gentiva for $1.6 billion. The new rights plan will protect Gentiva shareholders, said Gentiva Executive Chairman Rod Windley in a recent news release, adding that Kindred’s proposal […]

New York Advocates Demand Increase in Home Care Funding

Tens of thousands of New York City’s seniors are unable to receive the home care they need due to city budget cuts to senior services, advocates say, adding that those most heavily impacted are low-income. City council members, seniors, home care workers, and advocates are asking the city and Mayor de Blasio to increase funding […]

Report Ranks Healthiest States for Seniors by Home Health Availability

Ready availability of home health workers vaulted Minnesota to the top state for seniors for the second year in a row, according to a new report that ranks the healthiest states for older adults. Hawaii ranks second, followed by New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts in the second edition of America’s Health Rankings’ senior report, released […]

CMS Proposal Gives Flexibility for EHR Use

Eligible health professionals not yet up to speed with new 2014 certified electronic health record (EHR) technology (CEHRT) will receive more time and flexibility thanks to a new proposed rule published Tuesday. The proposed rule, from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology […]

New Partnership to Help Clinicians Remotely Connect with Patients

Clinicians and care managers will soon be able to remotely connect with and monitor patients in their home through a new partnership between Intel-GE Care Innovations and iHealth Lab, Inc. The partnership will integrate iHealth vital sign monitoring products into the Care Innovation Connect Platform, allowing clinicians to actively manage patient chronic conditions. The integration […]

Home Instead Brings Staff Training Online Through New Partnership

One of the largest home health care providers is bringing staff training online through a new partnership with a professional education institute. Home Instead Senior Care’s 65,000 employees worldwide will soon be able to access their state-specific training online. Home Instead Senior Care has endorsed Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) as a preferred vendor […]

Gentiva Health Services Promotes David Causby To President, Chief Operating Officer

Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: GTIV) announced Tuesday that David Causby will assume the role of president and Chief Operating Officer. Causby serves as the company’s Chief Operating Officer and will assume the responsibilities of president consistent with his operating responsibilities. Gentiva Chief Executive Officer Tony Strange said, “David has done a great job in […]

D.C. Woman Pleads Guilty to Counterfeiting Home Health Docs

A woman pled guilty to health care fraud May 8 following an undercover investigation into the sale of counterfeit health certificates to people seeking jobs in the home health care industry. Adoshia L. Flythe, 36, of Washington, D.C., pled guilty in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Flythe, a personal care aide, […]

California In-Home Caregivers Question Possible Budget Cuts

In-home caregivers in California are voicing concerns about proposed changes Gov. Jerry Brown plans to make to the state’s budget, CBS Los Angeles reports. Brown announced his revised budget plan at noon today at the Reagan State Building. California finance budget analyst Phuong La confirmed that the budget for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) was unchanged […]